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Are you looking to start and develop your career in one of the world’s largest Research Organisations?

We are recruiting for Graduate Research Executives to join the Qualitative research team at Ipsos UK , who specialise in consumer & commercial research largely with FMCG companies, banks & FinTechs. Research projects would focus on brand, fundamental market understanding, innovation, communications, and customer journey and shopper research. You’ll be helping grow our consumer qualitative business to ensure we are delivering market leading research, answering our client’s business questions with insights that create real impact.

We enable our clients to innovate and build their portfolio by understanding consumer motivations & providing recommendations to maximise sales. We deliver in-depth understanding of the drivers of consumer choice and of global marketing challenges. Our research experts provide integrated qualitative research, using traditional methodologies such as focus groups & depth interviews; as well as digital approaches, such as mobile diaries & online communities and also our proprietary AI tool IpsosFacto. 

We are the home of great qualitative research, with a reputation for delivering market leading, innovative, and award-winning qualitative research. You would join a close-knit hub of creative qualitative researchers who benefit from the perks and resources of being part of a large organisation. Over the past 12 months, Ipsos Qualitative are proud to have won a variety of industry awards and nominations and in 2023 Ipsos retained its position as the most innovative research supplier globally by GRIT. Globally, Ipsos has been named by Time as one of the “World’s Best Companies” of 2023, and by Newsweek as one of the “World’s Most Trustworthy Companies” in 2023.

What will I be doing?

We are excited about using innovative approaches and delivering to our clients with style and panache.

Some of your key roles & responsibilities will include

  • Working on the full lifecycle of both UK-only and multi-market global research studies
  • Working with the senior team members to translate client research objectives into engaging qualitative studies that deliver actionable results
  • Involvement in qualitative moderation of UK studies, with exposure to traditional interview-based methods and regular moderation of digital research methods
  • Close participation in the brainstorming and proposal writing for new business opportunities; designing bespoke research approaches

What do I need to bring with me?

We are looking for graduates from any degree discipline to join us and embrace a career in research, to be successful in this, you will need:

  • To work creatively and think commercially
  • To be client focused & confident dealing with clients
  • Have exceptional attention to detail whilst being creative, innovative and analytical
  • Have strong interpersonal skills – the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively
  • A willingness to ‘get your hands dirty’ and a genuine hunger to earn your stripes
  • Thrives on delighting people through over-delivery and going the extra mile
  • Receptive to working on all manner of commercial client accounts
  • Have a ‘right first time’ approach

Along with

  • The unrestricted right to work in the UK

What is in it for me?

Our Generation Ipsos programme provides a comprehensive foundation in research and how it’s practically applied in a commercial environment. You’ll be trained in client management, project and operational management, equipping you to partner with researchers, Project Management colleagues and other teams to deliver excellence for our clients, . You’ll learn through real  life, hands-on experience, webinars, seminars and  specialist workshops.

We’ll provide you with dedicated training designed to achieve the industry recognised Market Research Society (MRS) Advanced Certificate accreditation. Networking is a key skill, so we have Early Careers events with other Graduates, Placement Students, and Interns across the company.

Having a flexible working culture where we support our colleagues and celebrate our successes is important to us. We invest our time in you and you’ll benefit from working alongside our expert teams. 

Your manager will help you set goals to achieve your personal objectives throughout the year and help you exceed these.

And the fun stuff

  • 25 days’ holiday which increases over time to 30 days, plus an extra day for your birthday
  • Annual summer and All Staff events
  • Team socials, including Christmas parties
  • Season ticket loan
  • Future talent loan - an optional and interest-free loan of up to £1000 to help with any unexpected costs, so you can focus on having a great start to your career
  • A huge variety of benefits e.g. pension contributions, income protection, winter flu jabs, eye care vouchers, online and high street discounts
  • Opportunity to participate in and benefit from participation in our multiple Diversity and Inclusion Belong groups, which bring together people with shared identities and interests to ensure that their voices are heard through the company and that Ipsos can continue to carry out research that is most representative of the UK and wider world today.

We are committed to equality, treating people fairly, promoting a positive and inclusive working environment and ensuring we have diversity of people and views. We recognise that this is important for our business success - a more diverse workforce will enable us to better reflect and understand the world we research and ultimately deliver better research and insight to our clients.

Please note, we are looking for candidates to start in June for this role.

Applications close on 18th April 2024 but we may close early if we receive a high volume of applications.